Rise of the Guardians
Santa, the Tooth Fairy and friends in animated adventure 2 Reviews
If you think you know all there is to know about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy, think again. According to this mostly disposable 3D animated feature, those grand heroes of our childhood don’t only deliver toys, hide eggs, conjure sweet dreams and collect baby teeth. They also wield scimitars, throw boomerangs and command a miniature fairy army. But when bogeyman Pitch threatens the peace, North, Bunnymund, mute Sandy, and Tooth must train reluctant recruit Jack Frost to fight alongside them.
The high-concept silliness wears out its welcome fairly quickly. As revisionist holiday fables go, you’re better off watching Aardman’s delightful Arthur Christmas than this lump of coal.
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